VetWar Cspdt+35 years Iran/Leb/Syria/Irq/Libya/Sudn/Afghnistan/Yugoslvia
Oct 5, 2018 • 4 tweets • 3 min read
#Iraq: @AdilAbdAlMahdi was given total freedom to select his team in the future government, free from non-qualified individuals and non-corrupted candidates.
Of course, the new PM will have to take into consideration all political parties. These can present names of candidates +
If names are inadequate or considered unsuitable by @AdilAbdAlMahdi, he will ask for more names and again more names until he is satisfied. That was the deal.
in #Iraq, for the first time since 2003, the #Shia#Sunni#Kurds and #Turkmen were all divided this time prior to the selection of the Speaker, the President and the Prime Minister.
#USA pushed for its own candidate/coalition (Moqtada-Abadi).
#Iran pushed for the unity of all coalitions, Shia, Sunni and Kurds, in an attempted to unite all & produce leaders accepted by all. Iran also worked to bring down the US candidate/coalition.
Listen 👂 please: #Israel can't renounce on violating #Lebanon and #Syria airspace. #Russia can't just wipe away the murder of 15 servicemen and its own reputation as a superpower @PutinRF_Eng experience similar situation with #Turkey in 2015
The discussions and the maps offered by #Israel delegation to #Russia about the downing of the IL-20 was considered unacceptable & offensive by #Moscow. Moreover, the Israeli delegation complained about" #Iran's influence in #Syri, an argument the Russian have rejected.
#Russia also rejected the #Israeli claim that President Putin refused to talk to the Syrian president Assad. Israel propaganda aim to cover the deterioration of the relationship between #Moscow and #TelAviv
Sep 19, 2018 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
Look at the photo: No burning on the white container south of the destroyed factory indicating this is not a warehouse and no ammunition in it.
No whole on the ground and only 4 traces of missiles in the destroyed factory.
Also, look at the building north of the 155m factory destoryed. This indicates that #Israel didn't want to kill workers living in the building (still standing) and targeted the place at night when the factory was closed.
#Syria#Idlib postponed until 15 of #Decembre to start with, with a 15km buffer zone and an engagement of #Turkey to disarm Nusra ( or merge it) and neutralise all other jihadists.
#Moscow has accepted to give #Ankara more time (for after the US sanctions really) to sort out #Idlib and the jihadists in the city, defusing the #US intention to bomb #Syria.
So: no job for warmongers for the next couple of months. Find another war.
Sep 17, 2018 • 4 tweets • 3 min read
Although the anti-IS camp managed to: 1. remove Haidar Abadi, the US candidate 2. selected the Speaker Mohammad Halbousi
It is incorrect to say Iraq is in the hands of #Iran.
Adel Abdel Mahdi is a potential candidate as a PM and is welcomed by both Iran and #USA. 1/+
#Iraq won't go against the #USA and will select, including the anti-US camp, a candidate that doesn't provoke the Americans.
The real problem is here: Will Iraq abide by the unilateral US sanctions? That is the real burden on the future PM.2/+
Mohammad al-Halbusi, with 169 votes, is the new Speaker of #Iraq. Halbusi was al-Anbar governor.
Hasan Karim and Rashid Jalil are expected to be selected in the next hour as the two vice Speakers.
A first official victory to the anti-#USA camp (pro-#Iran): Halbusi was presented and supported by al-Bina' coalition, the Maliki-Ameri (et al) group, even if the vice Speaker will be from the Sadrist (in the next hour).
So it seems #Idlib ops (divided into 3 stages) has been moved for a further date, giving me enough time to close the Iraqi news and return to #Syria, soon.
#Turkey failed to integrate al-Nusra, aka Hayyat Tahrir al-Sham, within rebels army (it might succeed at a certain point); failed to isolate al-Qaeda (Hurras el-Deen) & foreign fighters, incl Chinese Uyghur jihadists. So Erdogan turned against the #EU
#Iraq parliament may fail to decide today the largest coalition. The difference is significant: 1. Abadi and Moqtada will present a list including heads of groups and the total of MPs included 2. Ameri & Maliki will present a list with the signature of every MP supporting them/+
Abadi & Moqtada list includes tens of MPs who split and moved to Ameri/Maliki. They insist on representing the total of MPs on their list even if 30-40 left their coalition to the other side. /+
In the next hour, the largest coalition, even if below 165, may be formed and will be resgistered tomorrow at the parliament. It all depend on one party (40 to 42) expected rto join Dawlat al-QWanoon and al-Fath (so far they have gathred 110).
I'll explain: #Kurds are not going to join any coalition tomorrow, waiting for the biggest coalition to register its name. Kurds have requests that won't be met this night. So their voices and seats won't be included.+
Hezbollah, like Israel, has constructed mock Israeli villages on the Lebanese-Syrian borders for combat training to prepare for war. Sayyed Nasrallah has promised to move the battle beyond the Lebanese borders if war is imposed on Hezbollah.
ejmagnier.com/2018/08/26/aft… v @ejmalrai
Together with its allies and the Syrian Army, Hezbollah managed to liberate territories at least 14 times bigger than Lebanon (the size of Syria is around 180,000 sqkm, while Lebanon is 10,453 sqkm).
If you promise you don't hide behind:"I am attacked by pro-Iran, pro-Assadists, Pro-Russia", I can have a conversation with you @Charles_Lister
The "Inability to read refers to another mistake you have made but corrected in your latest article.
Problem is I know you too well.
I know you so well @Charles_Lister boy: see where you have found refuge? just after my tweet you scream for help: Pro-Assadists attacking me, help.
Did you see cross removed? Did you see the report from the Church about no Christians in Idlib? Did you mention Idlib or al-Quneya?
Jul 31, 2018 • 6 tweets • 4 min read
From Shabaa to Maarbeh all borders with occupied Golan Heights & with #Jordan are free & under the control of the #Syrian Army. #ISIS in Yarmouk Bassin is totally defeated eliminated by the Syrian Army & its allies. East of Qunietra Jabbat al-Khashab & Tarnaja r almost over.
More than 13,000 Jihadists of ex-Jabhat alNusra (aka HTS which is the same) have been shipped from the south of Syria to #Idlib (to those ignorants saying "no jihadists in the south).
1/ I read many threads about #Suweida and #ISIS attack. In a few words, as I stated in my last article, there is a failure in the Syrian Army security of the province because no-one thought ISIS would have the courage to mount an attack
2/+ Among ISIS attackers, there were people of the same province who know the area very well and even the population.
The 32 #ISIS killed were mainly Palestinians who were dislocated from Yarmouk to the only ISIS pocket remaining under the Syrian Army control in al Badiya.
Jul 27, 2018 • 4 tweets • 4 min read
Those who call other as "Assad apologists" are 1/ either trying to silence an alternative narrative,
2/they are takferee-apologists or 3/ They are just idiots asking for attention.
OPCW inspectors were never prevented from reaching the site.According to the head of the UN mission in Damascus I spoke to, it was the UN decision to allow or not the inspectors to go in the area. The security clearance waited for UN security team approval, not Damascus or Russia
Jul 25, 2018 • 4 tweets • 4 min read
#ISIS bloodiest attack since 2014: 156 killed and 170 wounded on #Suweida southern province. #Syria